My sister is battling sclc for 6 months now. All I can say is she is taking any and all treatments the professional doctors are offering. So far, she has responded well and is basically free of pain. There are no specific answers as far as survival rates go for each individual. We just keep plugging along. She listens to her body and what it is trying to tell her and we don't take the advice of the family doctor or the emergency doctors if it doesn't make sense to us. What we do is call the oncologist or the radiation dr. and tell them what has been told to us by these other drs. in between treatments. They then tell us where to go from there. Sometimes you have to go over someone's head. Don't be afraid to fight for your loved one, because the sick person doesn't have that kind of fight in them. I would also like to say that we live in Canada and we have no worries of how we are going to pay for treatments or dr. visits. It is all taken care of through our health care system. If we don't have an income, that is taken care for us too through our Social Services Program until we either can go back to work, or until we meet our maker. We have a wonderful health care system here and I don't understand why people in the United States are fighting what your President is trying to do for you. Good luck to all who are fighting this horrible disease.View Thread
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